NOW That’s What I Call Music!, the world’s bestselling multiple-artist album series and oft-referenced cultural phenomenon, is celebrating 20 years of U.S. success, showcasing today’s biggest hits across chart-topping numbered volumes and themed releases. NOW’s latest numbered volume, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 68, and the first of two series-spanning, largely fan-voted commemorative collections, NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20thAnniversary (Volume 1), are set for digital and CD release on Friday, October 26. NOW That’s What I Call Music! 20th Anniversary (Volume 2) will be released in February.
‘NOW 68’ features 16 major current hits from today’s hottest artists, including Post Malone; Ariana Grande, Marshmello & Anne-Marie; Tyga feat. Offset; NF; DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber; Chance The Rapper & Quavo; Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa; Tiesto & Dzeko; The Chainsmokers feat. Emily Warren; Zedd feat. Elly Duhe; Kygo & Miguel; Imagine Dragons; Bryce Vine; Bebe Rexha; Ella Mai; and Lauren Daigle.
‘NOW 68’ also includes five free up-and-coming “NOW Presents What’s Next” New Music Preview bonus tracks from Vintage Trouble; Shaylen; Johnny Orlando; Flora Cash; and Lennon Stella. Previewing tomorrow’s biggest hits, “NOW Presents What’s Next” has introduced major developing artists to NOW’s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, and Shawn Mendes, among others.
Earlier this year, NOW That’s What I Call Music! invited fans to vote online for their favorite top hits from NOW’s U.S. series for inclusion on two special releases celebrating 20 years of NOW. ‘NOW 20thAnniversary (Volume 1)’ features 20 standout tracks, including 19 fan-voted hits spanning the NOW series, from the Backstreet Boys’ “As Long As You Love Me” (‘NOW 1‘) to Demi Lovato’s “Sorry Not Sorry” (‘NOW 65‘), plus Beyonce’s worldwide smash, “Single Ladies,” making its NOW series debut.
In addition to NOW That’s What I Call Music!’s 20th Anniversary album collections, the NOW series’ 40 all-time most featured artists are showcased with their fan-voted hits on NOW’s 40-track 20th Anniversary playlist, newly revealed for streaming at https://now.lnk.to/NOW20Anniversary.
“iconic, zeitgeist-mining pop music compilations that have sold millions since their American debut” – Rolling Stone
NOW That’s What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international triumph. The series has sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, topping 100 million in the U.S. alone. All 67 previous releases in NOW‘s numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard‘s Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached Number One.
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